Apelhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=1ApelSusan B. ApelProfessor of Law<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/apel_susan.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />JD, Northeastern University, Boston, 1977BA, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1974802-831-1223<p> Professor Susan B. Apel is recognized for her work in family law and gender issues, including child custody, assisted reproductive technology, and abortion. She created and taught a seminar on medical/legal issues and reproduction held at the Dartmouth Medical School, where she has been an adjunct professor since 1998. Classes include students from Vermont Law School and Dartmouth Medical School.</p> <p> Professor Apel earned her BA degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1974 and her JD degree from Northeastern University School of Law in 1977. After receiving her law degree, she became staff attorney and co-director of Keystone Legal Services in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. She joined the Vermont Law School faculty in 1982, serving as staff attorney and co-director of the South Royalton Legal Clinic from 1982 to 1987. She had been associate director of the General Practice Program, which integrates substantive law and professional skills, since 1988 and assumed the directorship from 2001 to 2014. Her 1989 article, "Custodial Parents, Child Sexual Abuse, and the Legal System: Beyond Contempt," was cited by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during hearings on child sexual abuse and by the U.S. Senate Committee for Government Affairs in enacting the District of Columbia Civil Contempt Imprisonment Limitation Act of 1989. She presented "Bringing Theater Techniques to the Classroom" at the Association of American Law Schools' Conference on New Ideas for Experienced Teachers in Calgary, Alberta, in 2001, and presented "Gender and Invisible Work Revisited" at Harvard Law School in 2002. She was a charter member of the advisory committee to the Institute for Law School Teaching at Gonzaga University School of Law.</p> <p> More recently, Professor Apel was a guest blogger on Gender and Law blog, has been a contributor to the Bioethics Forum, the Shriver Report, and is concentrating on writing op-eds and creative non-fiction.</p> GP0|#8e206ee9-1267-4189-b378-b8a33a45ad76;L0|#08e206ee9-1267-4189-b378-b8a33a45ad76|Clinical Legal Education;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9;GP0|#60399ccb-1104-4f68-9fc9-7aaef15370d9;L0|#060399ccb-1104-4f68-9fc9-7aaef15370d9|Domestic Relations;GP0|#fc6e793c-fb1c-499e-a89c-9d813ffa09fd;L0|#0fc6e793c-fb1c-499e-a89c-9d813ffa09fd|Family Law and Adoption;GP0|#9c467efe-76c4-46c1-ae07-905f7e57b1ed;L0|#09c467efe-76c4-46c1-ae07-905f7e57b1ed|Gender and the Law;GP0|#1643d936-bca6-4edb-90a9-eb0c2ab221bc;L0|#01643d936-bca6-4edb-90a9-eb0c2ab221bc|Legal Education;GP0|#831d25d0-19a2-43b7-800b-9ec632f6faad;L0|#0831d25d0-19a2-43b7-800b-9ec632f6faad|Reproductive Rights;GP0|#80a2dac1-588e-4edc-b51d-aec40d22c160;L0|#080a2dac1-588e-4edc-b51d-aec40d22c160|Science and the LawGP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Family Law; GPP: Domestic Relations; Independent Research Project; MedLaw: Issues of Reproduction and Family

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              Obesity and Public Health: No Place for ShameObesity and Public Health: No Place for Shame<div class="ExternalClassF9DB9BA982DB43E1B944A1FBA2324E9F"><em>Obesity and Public Health: No Place for Shame</em>,​ Bioethics Form, The Hastings Center,​ January 2013.</div>http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Bioethicsforum/Post.aspx?id=6205&blogid=140&terms=susan+apel+and+%23filename+*.html2780Publication
              Wonder Woman: Muddling Through, and MoreWonder Woman: Muddling Through, and More<div class="ExternalClass956C878A9A04454E9F5CF6FBD9447601"><em>Wonder Women: Muddling Through, and More</em>, Gender and the Law Prof Blog,  (11/28/13).​</div>http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2013/11/wonder-women-muddling-through-and-more-by-prof-susan-aspel.html2779Publication
              Not a GiftNot a Gift<div class="ExternalClass7C2FF02C4B254E33A974659AC09F9830">​Professor Susan Apel offered readers a personal account of her experience with cancer in an article entitled "Not a Gift," published in <em>Dartmouth Medicine</em> magazine (Winter 2007).​</div>http://dartmed.dartmouth.edu/winter07/html/point_of_view.php242Publication
              ​The Kinetic Classroom​The Kinetic Classroom<div class="ExternalClass3F7C5EA6FFEC440EA2D782C18D239D09">​<em>The Kinetic Classroom</em>, L. Tchr., (Institute for Law School Teaching, Spokane, Wa​​​sh.) Spring 1995.​​​</div>240Publication
              Interdisciplinary TeachingInterdisciplinary Teaching<div class="ExternalClass0AAC4869753C4BF1B23BDD658CAA57C3">​ ​<em>Interdisciplinary Teaching</em>, L. Tchr., (Institute for Law School Teaching, Spokane, Wash.) Spring 1999.​​</div>239Publication
              ​Assisted Reproductive Technologies​Assisted Reproductive Technologies<div class="ExternalClassDF7977B24FDA4F1781478CE95D57CD72">​<em>Assisted Reproductive Technologies</em> in VERMONT GUIDE TO HEALTH CARE LAW (2008), available at www.vtmd​.org​.​</div>http://www.vtmd.org237Publication
              Custodial Parents, Child Sexual Abuse, and the Legal System: Beyond ContemptCustodial Parents, Child Sexual Abuse, and the Legal System: Beyond Contempt<div class="ExternalClassA6BDA7745F8C4FF595094CC764F843F4"> <em>Custodial Parents, Child Sexual Abuse, and the Legal System: Beyond Contempt</em>, 38 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 491 (1989).​ </div>http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/aulr38&id=507&collection=journals&index=journals/aulr#507187Publication
              Operation Rescue and the Necessity Defense: Beginning a Feminist DeconstructionOperation Rescue and the Necessity Defense: Beginning a Feminist Deconstruction<div class="ExternalClass37150B9941BC4A96AD882E3A6223C937"> <em>Operation Rescue and the Necessity Defense: Beginning a Feminist Deconstruction,</em> 48 WASHINGTON AND LEE LAW REVIEW 41 (1991)​​.​</div>http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/waslee48&id=51&collection=journals&index=journals/waslee#51186Publication
              Communitarianism and Feminism: The Case Against the Preference for the Two Parent FamilyCommunitarianism and Feminism: The Case Against the Preference for the Two Parent Family<div class="ExternalClassC07D0712E86940D3A472971CDC486974"> <em>Communitarianism and Feminism: The Case Against the Preference for the Two Parent Family</em>, 10 WISCONSIN WOMEN’S LAW JOURNAL 1 (1995).</div>183Publication
              Gender and Invisible Work: Musings of a Woman Law ProfessorGender and Invisible Work: Musings of a Woman Law Professor<div class="ExternalClassB7ECA9E9E2BC46C1A22067A64586514C"> <em>Gender and Invisible Work: Musings of a Woman Law Professor</em>, 31 UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO LAW REVIEW 993 (1997).​​</div>182Publication
              The Seven Principles of Good Practice in Legal Education: Good Practice Encourages Student-Faculty ContactThe Seven Principles of Good Practice in Legal Education: Good Practice Encourages Student-Faculty Contact<div class="ExternalClass932A6DDE8F50483BB231B811897B40A6"> <em>The Seven Principles of Good Practice in Legal Education: Good Practice Encourages Student-Faculty Contact</em>, 49 JOURNAL OF LEGAL EDUCATION 371 (1999)​​.​</div>181Publication
              Disposition of Frozen Embryos: Are Contracts the Solution?Disposition of Frozen Embryos: Are Contracts the Solution?<div class="ExternalClass558CFBDD49074AE2A07163D8FBF6D97C"> ​<em>Disposition of Frozen Embryos: Are Contracts the Solution?</em> 27 VERMONT BAR JOURNAL 29 (2001).​</div>180Publication
              Privacy in Genetic Testing: Why Women Are DifferentPrivacy in Genetic Testing: Why Women Are Different<div class="ExternalClass6B3ADB197DDD4AFBA9AE0D0F31FC6D34"> <em>Privacy in Genetic Testing: Why Women Are Different</em>, 11 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERDISCIPLINARY LAW JOURNAL 1 (2001)​​.​</div>http://mylaw2.usc.edu/why/students/orgs/ilj/assets/docs/11-1%20Apel.pdf179Publication
              Genetic Testing: Speaking up for Women’s Privacy InterestsGenetic Testing: Speaking up for Women’s Privacy Interests<div class="ExternalClass3BDF609261564804A882C7E2BD8DB27B"> <em>Genetic Testing: Speaking up for Women's Privacy Interests</em>, 6 JOURNAL OF GENDER SPECIFIC MEDICINE 9 (2003)​​</div>178Publication
              Innovative Legal Education: The General Practice ProgramInnovative Legal Education: The General Practice Program<div class="ExternalClassAB1A76178D224E3F999332D306EE0814"> ​<em>Innovative Legal Education: The General Practice Program</em>, SYLLABUS, newsletter of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (Spring 2004)​.​ </div>177Publication
              Collaborative Law: A Skeptic’s ViewCollaborative Law: A Skeptic’s View<div class="ExternalClass653CD3F9E6AB491BBED6A2C17A9B8390"> <em>Collaborative Law: A Skeptic’s View</em>, 30, no. 1 VERMONT BAR JOURNAL 41(2004)​.​</div>176Publication
              Cryopreserved Embryos: A Response to “Forced Parenthood” and the Role of Intent (2007)Cryopreserved Embryos: A Response to “Forced Parenthood” and the Role of Intent (2007)<div class="ExternalClass5ABE663F36B143AA9D2A5DE410EA2A8C"> <em>Cryopreserved Embryos: A Response to “Forced Parenthood” and the Role of Intent</em>, FAMILY LAW: BALANCING INTERESTS AND PURSUING PRIORITIES (L. D. Wardle and C. S. Williams, eds., edited version, 2007)​.​</div>175Publication
              LawyerLife: Finding Happiness and a Higher Calling in the Practice of LawLawyerLife: Finding Happiness and a Higher Calling in the Practice of Law<div class="ExternalClass80880669CFD6480EA13BD872131ABD43"> Book Review, Carl Horn III, <em>LawyerLife: Finding Happiness and a Higher Calling in the Practice of Law</em>, 30, no. 4 VERMONT BAR JOURNAL (2004)​​.​</div>163Publication
              Why Marriage Still Matters: A Response to Professor Gregory Johnson’s Paper, Civil Unions, A ReappraisalWhy Marriage Still Matters: A Response to Professor Gregory Johnson’s Paper, Civil Unions, A Reappraisal<div class="ExternalClass062D7E9BBB8947FE928C013E819BC572"> ​<em>Why Marriage Still Matters: A Response to Professor Gregory Johnson’s Paper, Civil Unions, A Reappraisal</em>, 30 VERMONT LAW REVIEW 913 (2006)​.​</div>http://lawreview.vermontlaw.edu/files/2012/02/apel.pdf162Publication
              Access to Assisted Reproductive TechnologiesAccess to Assisted Reproductive Technologies<div class="ExternalClassE704D58A0C7D4C6D9209922AA0F78987"> <em>Access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies</em>, 12 JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & LAW 33 (2008); republished by Kluwers-Wolter in 2007 in a compendium of papers presented at the transnational conference in Trento, Italy; republished again in ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES (Anila V. Menon, ed., Icf​ai University Press, Hyderabad, India, 2008)​.​</div>http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jmdl12&id=1&collection=journals&index=journals/jmdl#1124Publication
              Access Denied: Assisted Reproductive Technology Services and the Resurrection of Hill-BurtonAccess Denied: Assisted Reproductive Technology Services and the Resurrection of Hill-Burton<div class="ExternalClassA3A7CA50C5E6437A833BE87E82C7BCAB"><em>Access Denied: Assisted Reproductive Technology Services and the Resurrection of Hill-Burton</em>, 35 WILLIAM MITCHELL LAW REVIEW 412 (2009).​​ </div>https://www.wmitchell.edu/lawreview/documents/Apel.pdf121Publication
              Teaching Law and Medicine on the Interdisciplinary Cutting Edge: Assisted Reproductive TechnologiesTeaching Law and Medicine on the Interdisciplinary Cutting Edge: Assisted Reproductive Technologies<div class="ExternalClass192B841B7EBE47BDA87F3E84CC2654AA"> <em>Teaching Law and Medicine on the Interdisciplinary Cutting Edge: Assisted Reproductive Technologies</em>, 38:2 J. Law, Medicine & Ethics 420 (Summer 2010)​​.​</div>120Publication
              Legal Conceptions: The Evolving Law and Policy of Assisted Reproductive TechnologiesLegal Conceptions: The Evolving Law and Policy of Assisted Reproductive Technologies<div class="ExternalClass4D8D5B574A014F9FACC4C9618315A9B1"> Book Review: Howard Jones and Susan Crockin, <em>Legal Conceptions: The Evolving Law and Policy of Assisted Reproductive Technologies</em>, 51:4 American J. Legal History (2011).​​</div>60Publication
              Why Compensating Surrogate Mothers Is The Right Thing To DoWhy Compensating Surrogate Mothers Is The Right Thing To Do<div class="ExternalClass93A26DE816AB41D4B9780DAA440A9F4A"> <em>Why Compensating Surrogate Mothers Is The Right Thing To Do</em>, Bioethics Forum, The Hastings Center, March 2011; also picked up and reported by Bioethics.com.​</div>http://bioethics.com/?p=910559Publication
              No More Casebooks: Using Simulation-Based Learning to Educate Future Family Law PractitionersNo More Casebooks: Using Simulation-Based Learning to Educate Future Family Law Practitioners<div class="ExternalClassFE1097C865A349FE8DFD325C5BDC1829"> <em>No More Casebooks: Using Simulation-Based Learning to Educate Future Family Law Practitioners</em>​, 49:4 Fam. Ct. Rev. 700 (2011)​.​</div>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1744-1617.2011.01406.x/abstract58Publication

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              Interdisciplinary TeachingInterdisciplinary Teaching<div class="ExternalClassB3B0AEE3F7174E5E8BDE8B0500348245"> "Interdisciplinary Teaching," poster presentation, Section of Law and Medicine, AALS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2007​​.​ </div>226Presentation
              Law and Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Simulation on Teaching from Multiple Professional PerspectivesLaw and Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Simulation on Teaching from Multiple Professional Perspectives<div class="ExternalClass7F40F0FBA01E44029F3F064C94A04ADF"><em>Law and Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Simulation on Teaching from Multiple Professional Perspectives</em>,​ Institute for Law School Teaching, Gonzaga University School of Law, Boston, MA, June 2007.​ ​​</div>227Presentation
              Access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Role for LawAccess to Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Role for Law<div class="ExternalClass19E958B9DEA54CCE92260FB267B3AA17"><em>Access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Role for Law</em>,​ International Scholars Forum, Trento, Italy, June 2006.​</div>228Presentation
              Why Marriage MattersWhy Marriage Matters<div class="ExternalClass27F133C2D14542319A844986AB04259A"><em>Why Marriage Matters</em>, ​International Scholars Forum, Woodstock, VT, September 2005.​ ​</div>229Presentation
              Cryopreserved Embryos: A Response to "Forced Parenthood" and the Role of IntentCryopreserved Embryos: A Response to "Forced Parenthood" and the Role of Intent<div class="ExternalClassD81257C069614EF793539906795C9E35"> ​<em>Cryopreserved Embryos: A Response to "Forced Parenthood" and the Role of Intent</em>: 12<sup>th</sup> World Conference of the International Society of Family Law in Salt Lake Ci​ty, UT in July 2005. ​​</div>230Presentation
              Gender and Law RevisitedGender and Law Revisited<div class="ExternalClassDC14BED480BA4E06B17BD49032965DA5"><em>Gender and Law Revisited</em>, ​Harvard Law School, March 2002.​</div>231Presentation
              Do You See What I See?Do You See What I See?<div class="ExternalClassB8EFEC923E1846709BC082945CC21735"><em>Do You See What I See?</em>, Institute for Law School Teaching,​ Spokane, WA, S​ummer 2004.​</div>232Presentation
              "The Price of Eggs: The Sale of Human Gametes," "Disposition of Frozen Embryos," and "Genetic Testing and Privacy: Who's Telling What to Whom?""The Price of Eggs: The Sale of Human Gametes," "Disposition of Frozen Embryos," and "Genetic Testing and Privacy: Who's Telling What to Whom?"<div class="ExternalClass7FCCF550BBC4468CA238D07195AF7432">"The Price of Eggs: The Sale of Human Gametes," "Disposition of Frozen Embryos," and "Genetic Testing and Privacy: Who's Telling What to Whom?" Dartmouth Community ​Medical School, spring and fall 2000.​​</div>233Presentation
              Policing the Conduct of Pregnant WomenPolicing the Conduct of Pregnant Women<div class="ExternalClassC60CEEAADD774FC4A5CBBB747C0537A0"><em>Policing the Conduct of Pregnant Women</em>,​ Dartmouth Medical School, 1998.​​</div>234Presentation
              Communitarianism and Feminism: The Case Against the Preference for the Two-Parent FamilyCommunitarianism and Feminism: The Case Against the Preference for the Two-Parent Family<div class="ExternalClass37DEB77D1CE743AD9FE4297535213CB8"><em>Communitarianism and Feminism: The Case Against the Preference for the Two-Parent Family</em>,​ Law and Society Annual Meeting, 1995.​​</div>235Presentation
              Operation Rescue and Women as Outsiders: (Mis)shaping the (Legal) DiscourseOperation Rescue and Women as Outsiders: (Mis)shaping the (Legal) Discourse<div class="ExternalClassA396810C72D94339A26A828D675ABAE8"><em>Operation Rescue and Women as Outsiders: (Mis)shaping the (Legal) Discourse</em>,​ Law and Society Annual Meeting, 1993.​​</div>236Presentation

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              Who's Who of American WomenWho's Who of American Women<div class="ExternalClass74283F0D782340EA8C513BDB6A45B1CE"> Listed in <em>Who's Who of American Women</em>, since 1995​ </div>189Award, Honor or Grant
              E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism AwardE. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award<div class="ExternalClassA559E73203E54B7CA2F3B57917004CC1">​E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award, American Bar Association, for the General Practice Program, 2007​</div>188Award, Honor or Grant